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A Gift for all Seasons
by Joshua H. Silavent
Dec 17, 2011 | 3125 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Cherie Jamason, CEO & President of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, holds the check for $25,000 presented to her by Michael Dermody Friday morning at the Dermody Properties headquarters in Reno.
Tribune/John Byrne Cherie Jamason, CEO & President of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, holds the check for $25,000 presented to her by Michael Dermody Friday morning at the Dermody Properties headquarters in Reno.
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SPARKS – Dermody Properties announced Friday its 2011 recipients of the Thanksgiving Capstone Award, granted annually to local nonprofits during the holiday season.

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada (FBNN) received $25,000 to support its ongoing programs, including the purchase of 100,000 meals for more than 14,600 needy families.

“Food is the thread that runs through everything,” said FBNN President Cherie Jamason. “This is a gift that will help touch everybody.”

Dermody and FBNN have partnered for more than 20 years to serve the hungry and downtrodden across the Truckee Meadows.

Seniors, in particular, benefit from the services the food bank provides and the impact is felt immediately, said Dermody COO John Atwell.

“We love that organization,” he added about FBNN.

Other recipients include the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, which awards four-year scholarships to children of U.S. military veterans killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty; and the Nevada Wolverines Basketball Program, managed by the Children’s Cabinet.

“Giving back to our communities is a vital part of the Dermody Properties mission,” said Michael Dermody, chairman and CEO. “We created the Capstone Award in 2007 as a way to say ‘thank you’ to a community that has helped us succeed …”
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SeelGirl
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February 13, 2012
There is a gentleman who frequently (perhaps daily) walks a very long distance along the Pyramid Hwy (I notice him north of Queen Way & Eagle Canyon)picking up debris. I don't know who this good samaritan is but I would very much like to thank him for his service. I am sure his efforts are appreciated by many.
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